“A story about a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love–think Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine meets Love, Actually.
“Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?” This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist, poses within a pale green exercise book that he labels The Authenticity Project, before leaving it behind in Monica’s Café. When Monica discovers Julian’s abandoned notebook, not only does she add her own story to the book, she is determined to find a way to help Julian feel less lonely.
And so it goes with the others who find the green notebook that will soon contain their deepest selves. It will also knit the group together In Real Life at Monica’s Cafe, where they’ll discover the thrill and sometime-risk of being completely honest–and, for some, find unexpected love.
With a cast of characters who are by turns quirky and funny, heartbreakingly sad and painfully true-to-life, The Authenticity Project is a novel readers will take to their hearts and read with unabashed pleasure.
My rating: 5/5
Firstly, in my opinion, the book cover is utterly beautiful and cute. The colours are so vibrant and a cute illustration of Monica’s Cafe! It was easier to imagine how it looked like with the cover’s illustration!
Secondly, I can’t describe how much I love this book. I loved reading it so much! This book is just full of life with it being filled with happiness, humour, pain, suffering and just so many emotions! The humour in this book managed to made me laugh a lot of times! Such a beautifully written book.
Thirdly, each characters has a dissimilar personality and they showed good representation of how people are in societies. Each person goes through their obstacles in life differently. The Authenticity Project teaches us to be authentic in order to be happy for ourselves.
Lastly, the plot was amazing. Even though, there were no distinct things happening but, reading about the lives of the characters as they grow to be grateful and not ashamed of how they actually live their lives was amazing.
Overall, it was a beautiful and an amazing read! I highly recommend it, to people who loves to read contemporary and life lessons books!
Thank you so much Times Reads, for sending me this book for review!
This book is available at all good bookstores!
Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤️